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affection

noun admiration, adoration, ardor, attachment, closeness, devotion, endearment, excitation of feeling, fancy, feeling, fervor, firm attachment, fondness, fullness of heart, inclination, infatuation, kindness, love, mutual attraction, partiality, passion, penchant, pietas, popular regard, proneness, regard, sentiment, sentimental attachment, sentimentality, state of excitement, tender feellng, tender passion, tenderness, understanding, warmth, zealous attachment
Associated concepts: alienation of affection
See also: affinity, benevolence, predilection, predisposition, regard

AFFECTION, contracts. The making over, pawning, or mortgaging a thing to assure the payment of a sum of money, or the discharge of some other duty or service. Techn. Diet.

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Although it came to be celebrated as a day of romance from about the 14th century, the day has expanded to expressions of affection among relatives and friends.
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On the off chance that your adoration is genuine then you will win in your affection relationship yet in the event that anyone with able to offer fulfillment to your coconspirator then you won't compliment these words.
84) Those elements include: "(1) wrongful conduct of the defendant; (2) loss of affection.
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In his speech Turkish Prime Minister said that Red Crescent means affection, because people who cannot feel affection for the ones created by God, who cannot look into the eyes of a child with affection and who cannot hold the hand of a suffering person under earthquake debris with affection cannot also be a member of the Red Crescent.
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